Tidbits From SLCC FanX Panels

Salt Lake City Comic Con FanX, held back in March, was a little lower on the radar than SWCO but it had some interesting commentary at various Star Wars panels .  Rhett Wilkinson attended the panels and took notes.  I’ve limited it to some of the more prequel-centric stuff:

*The Interconnected Star Wars panel with Bryan Young and Lucasfilm’s Matt Martin discussed the story group and continuity.  Mentioned was AOTC’s Poggle the Lesser’s appearances in the pre-Rogue One book “Catalyst” and “Rebels” to explain why the Death Star plans were moved from Geonosis, because Saw Generra was becoming “too close” to the whole thing.  Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Clone Wars” shorts don’t fit into the same timeline as the series; it’s basically “Legends” too.  If a really good story justified bringing back a deceased character like Mace Windu, then it would happen.

*The Full of Sith panel seemed more  a live version of the podcast where Young and Holly Frey discuss favorite costumes (Young likes Padmé’s black corset dress, Frey had a “religious experience” seeing Queen Amidala’s red gown on exhibit in Washington, D.C.), various questions about canon, and answering “why do we tend to gravitate to certain Star Wars (trilogies)?” (the questioner’s remark that prequels are “my Star Wars” and that as some folks don’t like the prequels, children like the Disney Star Wars and not the prequels or originals.) “We attach a lot of nostalgia to childhood, so things you see first are probably your favorite,” Frey said. “you feel (films) were made for you when you were sort of an empty vessel receiving this wonderful universe for the first time.”

To read the whole thing, including details on a panel about Rogue One with Gary Whitta, Coffee With Kenobi will have it up soon.

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7 Responses to “Tidbits From SLCC FanX Panels”

  1. Bayonne VeterinaryMedical Says:

    Funny you say what’s above in ur first paragraph, Lazy Padawan, because that’s what Pablo Hidlago also said in the Rebels Recon for the episode of Star Wars Rebels with Saw on Geonosis. Luckily, that’s not the end of Saw’s obsession with finding out about the Death Star, as we’ll get more of that in Season 4 along with seeing how his relationship with Mon Mothma breaks apart and how he met his friend from “Rogue One”, Edrio Two Tubes.

  2. joe Says:

    it’s a shame genndy’s clone wars series is no longer canon he’s doing pretty well with the final season of samurai jack i hope sony goes down the toilet for dumping his popeye movie in favor of a film about emojis hopefully one day genndy will work on star wars again and i think mace should stay dead it would ruin the point of anakin joining the dark side a story about him during the days of the old republic would work though sorry if i was too harsh about the staying dead part may the force be with you

  3. ladylavinia1932 Says:

    “We attach a lot of nostalgia to childhood, so things you see first are probably your favorite,” Frey said. “you feel (films) were made for you when you were sort of an empty vessel receiving this wonderful universe for the first time.”

    I understand why so many believe this. The thing is I had grown up with the Original Trilogy, yet . . . I had no problems with embracing the Prequel Trilogy. In fact, I had an easier time with embracing the PT than I did with the OT. So for me, my feelings for the STAR WARS saga really had nothing to do with memories of my childhood. If I must honest. it was easier for me to appreciate Lucas’ story when I became an adult.

    • Moose Says:

      I feel the same way. I see the Prequels as more “my Star Wars” since I able to appreciate them with eyes wide open. As a kid, the Originals came to me in sort of a haze. I loved (and still love) them dearly, but did not understand why. Maybe for most fans that haze is the beginning and end of their Star Wars experience.

    • lazypadawan Says:

      I concur on that one.

      • joe Says:

        hope you don’t mind but today’s my birthday and yes the prequels and the originals are great may the force be with you

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